DEALER, RESTORERS & APPRAISERS

General Info

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Aspiring Musicians and Established Artists

Whether you are looking for a unique vintage instrument, or a modern interpretation of the tradition, we enjoy assisting in the search and selection.  We have particular affinity for the tried and true, terrific craftsmanship, gorgeous materials, and singular accomplishments in the artistry of an instrument that combine all of these. Above all, we like instruments that sound great!

Our approach to helping with the search for a new instrument begins with finding out what the customer wants and needs, what works for them and what hasn’t.  Some people have a keen sense for what will best suit them, and others don’t.  We stand ready to work with you in either case. 

Often, it’s helpful to the process to try a variety of instruments in order to discover a range of characteristics before you hone in on a choice.  We want someone to find an instrument that does well what they’ve always done, improves what they’ve yearned to play better, and opens up new dimensions not previously imagined by the musician.

Strings and Accessories: We understand how important it is to choose the correct strings, cases, fittings and accessories for you and your instrument. Whether you are looking for a comfortable shoulder rest, chinrest, a new case, rosin or mutes, our selection includes a wide variety of high quality choices to suit a broad range of desires and budgets. Our staff are happy to help you navigate the range of options and translate your needs and preferences into choices that work.

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Appraisals

An Independent Analysis

Written appraisals serve a variety of purposes. For instance, they may be required for insurance purposes, for tax deductible charitable donations, estate settlement issues, or as documentation of a collection.

A proper appraisal entails examination of the instrument to determine condition, origin and authenticity.

We have the experience to recommend the appraisal that will best accomplish your needs, and to accomplish the work for you. Appraisal services are by appointment.  To get started, please just phone the shop.

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Restorers

Skilled Artisans who Care for Your Instrument

Maintenance, repair and restoration go hand in hand to keep instruments in their best performance condition and maintain their value.  Sometimes a little good advice may be just the ticket.

Some issues are a matter of making adjustments that customize the playability of an instrument to a particular individual or genre of music. 

Maintenance peels back the effects of time and use, bringing everything back into good order when environmental change and regular use have thrown things out of whack or left an instrument looking and sounding weary.

Accidents happen, but good repairs can return an instrument to good form and playability. Certain instruments call for a more in depth restoration approach to return an instrument to its purest state of originality.

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Expertise

Our Experience at Work

Over forty years experience in the field of musical instruments provides special perspective in helping with solutions for the instrument related questions and issues faced by individuals, collectors, and institutions.

We are happy to assist with small problems that call for quick, brilliant ideas, as well as large projects requiring a deeper multi-faceted approach to planning, evaluation, documentation, restoration, and more.

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Approach

Our approach is why you get the best -

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Detail

There Is Never Too Much attention -

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Reputation

Our Reputation of Care is Why -

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